Jan 13th 2015

Conor O'Shea in Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Conor O'Shea's article on landscape and urbanization, “Shifting Ground: Precarious Settlements and Geological Hazard in Medellín, Colombia,” is published in Landscape Architecture Frontiers.

As the force field of urbanization grows in complexity, variety, scale, and rate in the early decades of the 21st century, designers, urbanists, and policymakers alike must develop new theoretical and methodological approaches. This article demonstrates the use of landscape as a primary framework for theorizing contemporary urbanization and developing preemptive design strategies through a discussion of a design research report on the risk of death by landslide in Medellín's Aburra Valley.